The collection consists of audiovisual recordings related to bioethics, the bulk of which are recordings of lectures delievered at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE). This includes the KIE's Intensive Bioethics Courses and Advanced Bioethics Courses. The recordings are in a variety of formats, including audio cassettes, compact discs, DVDs, micro cassettes, VHS cassette tapes, 1/4" open reel audio, and other formats.
The National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) was established by President Bill Clinton in October 1995. This collection contains meeting materials and reports produced by NBAC, as well as the Commission's website.